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Jehovah's Witnesses return to the River City for their annual convention. This year marks the 14th held in Evansville.

 

That long stay in the Tri-State coincides nicely with this convention's theme of loyalty.

 

"Loyalty is what we're talking about," says Frederick Young. "Loyalty to Jehovah."

 

"Helps us remain loyal by words and deeds and actions," says Sean Caster. 

 

Each year the convention brings an estimated $2.8 million to the local economy, according the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

"They've adapted very well to our being here," says Caster. "The hotels have been very gracious, the town has been very gracious. We appreciated Roberts Stadium, but we also appreciate the new Ford Center as well."

 

Organizers say the convention brings in so many people, they have to book hotels as far away as Henderson, KY in addition to several hotels within Evansville and Vanderburgh County.

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